. NEEDHAM KULLMAN, Avril, RN 1918-2013 . God called Mom home to Heaven on Sunday, August 25 where she was met with smiles and hugs by Dad. Avril was a Lieutenant/Nursing Sister with the Canadian Army during WWII and, after the war, returned to nursing in Regina and Wynyard, Sask. The family moved to Langley in 1957 when Dad opened Langley Men's Shop and Mom served at Langley Memorial Hospital where she found her real niche as an Operating Room Nurse. Mom and Dad were both active participants in community life in Langley and as members of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. After Dad's death in 1997, Mom remained active before health issues necessitated a move to Kamloops to be closer to her daughters. Quality time was spent at Berwick on the Park and later at Ridgeview Lodge where, for the past 3 years, Mom was gifted to be cared for and about by all their earthly angels of staff and volunteers. Avril is survived by daughters, Barrie (Bill) and Leigh (Ted), granddaughters Meegan (David) and Erin (Daryl), 4 great grandchildren, her brother Barry (Martha) and a loving circle of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, husband, Rudy, brother, Jack, sister, Marvel. A Celebration of Life tea will be held September 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Parkway Estates, 5360-205 Street in Langley. For more information, please email Barrie: bogden@telus.net or call Doris @ 604-533-4157. www.legacy.com

Published in The Langley Advance from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2013